Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Rockabilly Winter Wardrobe Essentials

It can be quite hard to dress in a rockabilly or pinup style in the winter months as, let's face it, it's bloody freezing and everyone just wants to wear a duvet all day. I was thinking about this today as I am in urgent need of some new winter clothes as its suddenly got very cold, so I decided to make a list of some Rockabilly Winter Wardrobe Essentials. 

Here goes...

Coats & Jackets

Faux Fur Trim Military Coat - EBay

Red Coat with Remoavlable Leopard Fur Collar - Sirens & Starlets

A good winter coat is essential so that you don't freeze to death. I really like fitted the style of the two above, and love that they encorporate a bit of leopard print to give it a rockabilly edge. 


Cardigans are essential to any rockabilly wardrobe and are great for creating layers to keep you warm. They can be worn over dresses or with a fitted top and skinny jeans. Both of these are from Sirens & Starlets.


Knitted tops and jumpers like this leopard print one above are great. They go well with pencil skirts and heels or can be dressed down with cigarette pants or skinny jeans and flats.

Pencil Skirts

Having a few different coloured pencil skirts in your wardrobe is a great way to mix and match outfits to create new looks. They can be worn with layered tops and tights for warmth.

These are again from Sirens & Starlets. Can you see a pattern forming here?

Cigarette Pants

Cigarette pants are a great wardrobe staple for any rockabilly girl who is looking for a little more warmth than a skirt and tights combo might normally give. The black pair are from Sirens and Starlets and the bottom two pairs are from Collectif.

Long Sleeved Dresses

As you may have noticed, a lot of rockabilly and pinup style dresses can look a little summery. They usually have short sleeves or straps and feature bright and bold patterns - great for summer, but in the cold winter months you might require a little more coverage. These two long sleeved dresses are from Sirens & Starlets and the green one is placed firmly at the top of my wish list.

Tights & Stockings

Dresses and Skirts are always great but you can get a little chilly around the leg area. These seamed tights from Collectif will provide you with a little shelter from the elements.

Winter Boots

Vintage shoe styles are particularly tricky to find in the winter months but I'm particularly loving these Pom Pom boots and cowboy boots from Irregular Choice.

So those are my rockabilky winter wardrobe essential picks. I'm sure there are things missing which should have been included here.

The Collectif Autum/Winter range launches soon and I can't wait to see what it includes. I'm sure I'll be lusting after lots more things once that goes live.

What are your winter wardrobe essentials? Do you have any tips on creating a staple wardrobe that can create many different looks?

Let me know in the comments below.
Wrap up warm!

Hayley x

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